Marijuana Moon Rocks
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What Are Moon Rocks, Sun Rocks, And Cannabis Caviar?

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Cannabis culture has seen some pretty radical changes over the years. Offering maximum potency and at least two types of cannabis products in one, moon rocks, sun rocks, and cannabis caviar allow you to indulge like never before. Not for the faint of heart, let's take a look at these potent THC-laden delicacies, and learn how to make them.

There are many ways to experience cannabis, so if you've only ever sampled regular joints, this is the article for you. In what follows, we explore the key distinctions between moon rocks, sun rocks, and cannabis caviar, but more importantly, how to make and enjoy them yourself. Offering ultra potency for the masses, you'd be a fool to bypass these colossal cannabis creations.

What are marijuana moon rocks?

What Are Marijuana Moon Rocks?

As a triple-threat combination of cannabis buds, a layer of hash oil, and a dusting of kief, moon rocks deliver an out-of-this-world smoking experience. Looking like something you'd find on the surface of a planet from a sci-fi movie, they have the appearance of a small, dusty stone—hence the moon rock moniker.

Due to the combination of cannabis products used, moon rocks often have a massive THC content, making them an excellent option for experienced cannabis connoisseurs.

What about cannabis caviar and weed sun rocks?

What About Cannabis Caviar And Weed Sun Rocks?

Often talked about in the same breath as moon rocks are cannabis caviar and weed sun rocks. But how do they differ from moon rocks?

Cannabis caviar is quite similar to moon rocks, as they are both buds covered in hash oil, except the former forgoes the additional layer of kief. The result is a sticky, potent ball of THC-rich cannabis. Although most cannabis caviar products leave out the kief, some variations include it, making the differences between the two relatively minor in some contexts.

Sun rocks are a bit different. These are cannabis flowers that have been dipped in a premium concentrate, usually of the same strain as the flowers, before being coated in kief (also from the same strain) in an attempt to look like regular buds from afar. But once you get up close and personal, you’ll see the nugs are indeed layered with dried cannabis extracts. As sun rocks are considered premium products, they offer extreme potency, often surpassing moon rocks, with THC levels between 50 and 80%. But they are also more expensive to boot.

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Moon rocks vs cannabis caviar

Moon Rocks Vs Cannabis Caviar

So, how do moon rocks and marijuana caviar stack up against one another where it counts? Which offers more bang for your buck? The differences may seem minor to the uninitiated, but there is more than meets the eye when it comes to these cannabinoid-infused creations. Let's take a look.


As mentioned, both moon rocks and cannabis caviar begin life as plain, ordinary cured flowers. This can be from any strain; some favour a more flavourful cultivar, whereas others try to maximise the overall strength by picking a variety with exceptionally high THC levels. Alongside the bud is, of course, a hash oil concentrate used to coat the surface. That's all that's needed to make shiny spheres of cannabis caviar!

If you’re looking to create moon rocks, however, you’ll need to include a nice layer of kief. This can either be intentionally extracted by rubbing buds over a screen beforehand, or you can simply use what’s left in your grinder’s crystal catcher. This all depends on how much kief you desire, of course.


It's the concentrate coating that gives moon rocks and cannabis caviar their extra power and magic. This can be achieved in various ways, but the most popular method is to use hash oil.

Butane hash oil (BHO), otherwise known as honey oil, is the result of extracting trichomes from the cannabis plant using butane as a solvent. As it can be a dangerous process, BHO is chiefly made on a commercial scale and sold in retail locations. However, individuals with more experience carry out the process at home.

This is typically done by filling a specialty glass or stainless steel tube with milled cannabis and then passing butane through it. The butane acts to strip the cannabis of its resin, which is then purged of residual solvent and collected to make moon rocks, sun rocks, and cannabis caviar.


The combination of both kief and hash oil will undoubtedly rack up the THC content of moon rocks, whereas cannabis caviar doesn’t benefit from the added kick of the kief dusting. However, the overall potency of both products is mainly dependent on the THC content of the bud and cannabis concentrate.

As a result, the potency can vary when purchasing these products from a dispensary or coffeeshop.

However, as a benchmark, moon rocks typically contain around 50% THC, compared to the average of 17–25% in regular cured buds. Comparatively, marijuana caviar has roughly 30–40% THC, but this can also soar to much higher amounts depending on the strain/concentrate used.

How to make moon rocks or cannabis caviar

How To Make Moon Rocks Or Cannabis Caviar

Although we've briefly touched upon the various components and ingredients that come together to create moon rocks and cannabis caviar, we'll now show you how to make these delicacies at home.

Ingredients & equipment

  • Medium/large buds
  • Butane hash oil (or chosen concentrate)
  • Kief
  • Tweezers
  • Stainless steel bowl
  • Paint or makeup brush
  • Gloves
  • Parchment paper


1. First, it's important to maintain a clean working environment to ensure no contaminants impact your moon rock or cannabis caviar creations. So cleanse your worktop, wash your hands, and wear gloves.First It Is Important To Maintain A Clean Working Environment

2. Next, it's time to prepare your concentrate. If your hash oil has hardened, it needs to be melted to be applied properly. This can be achieved by placing it in a pan at low heat until it has returned to its liquid form. The same process can be followed for other concentrates, waxes, and resins. It all depends on what you want to use.

Next, It'S Time To Prepare Your Concentrate

3. Now that your oil is ready, it's time for a little painting. Don't worry; you don't need to have any artistic flair—simply dip your brush into the cannabis oil, then proceed to coat the bud to a degree of your choosing. Once glistening, leave it to dry on the parchment paper if you're looking to create caviar. If you're looking to produce dense moon rocks, however, read on to the next step.

Now That Your Oil Is Ready, It'S Time For A Little Painting

4. Place your kief in a stainless steel bowl. Take your tweezers and grip the oil-soaked bud, and much like you'd coat food in breadcrumbs, roll the bud gently in the bowl filled with kief. Once covered, use the tweezers to remove it from the bowl. The result is a dusty-looking rock that is teeming with THC. It's important to use tweezers during this stage to avoid getting your hands sticky.

Place Your Kief In A Stainless Steel Bowl

5. Lastly, lay your glistening moon rock on some parchment paper and allow it to dry thoroughly before looking to smoke.

Lay Your Glistening Moon Rock On Some Parchment Paper

Which strains are best for marijuana moon rocks?

The key to moon rock or weed caviar success really boils down to the strain and ingredients used. As is clear by this point, the object of making either of these delicacies is to push the potency potential. So it's best to start with a high-THC strain that also boasts great flavour.

One such strain that is popular for making moon rocks is OG Kush. The result of some rich heritage in the form of Chemdawg x Lemon Thai x Pakistani Kush, this is the perfect starting point for those looking to create potent cannabis concoctions. With superb flavours and an average THC content of 19%, OG Kush is bound to bring the party to any moon rock or cannabis caviar creation.

OG Kush (Zamnesia Seeds) feminized

Parents: Chemdawg x Lemon Thai x Pakistani Kush
Genetics: 75% Indica / 25% Sativa
Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
THC: 19%
CBD: 3%
Flowering Type: Photoperiod

How to use cannabis moon rocks and marijuana caviar

How To Use Cannabis Moon Rocks And Marijuana Caviar

So, now that you've made your own moon rocks and cannabis caviar, just how do you go about using them? They are designed to be smoked, but the choice of how is up to you. If you prefer to break them up and roll them into a joint, that is entirely possible.

But perhaps the most satisfying method is to load up your bong bowl with some chunks. The choice is yours.

However, be sure not to use a grinder when preparing, as it will undoubtedly destroy all of your hard work, leaving parts of the oil-soaked flower and kief behind (and degrading the function of your grinder).

Regardless of your tolerance, it is always worth bearing in mind that moon rocks and cannabis caviar can be exceptionally hard-hitting, so proceed with caution. Even the most experienced of smokers can be caught off guard by their strength.

Can you eat marijuana moon rocks?

While a feast for the eyes, moon rocks and cannabis caviar shouldn't be eaten. The raw flower, BHO, and kief still need to be decarboxylated to provide effects. By all means, you can use them to produce edibles, but it would be much easier to use regular nugs for this purpose. So it's best to leave your moon rocks for your pipes, papers, and bongs.

How to store weed moon rocks and caviar

How To Store Weed Moon Rocks And Caviar

We're confident that you’ll blaze through most of your moon rocks without the need to consider longer-term storage, but if you are looking to do so, you're in luck. Place them in an airtight—preferably glass—jar, and store them in a cool, dry, and dark environment. This will ensure they keep their freshness, and when it's time to use them, they'll be as potent as they were on day one.

Are moon rocks, sun rocks, and cannabis caviar worth it?

This trio of THC-laden treats is certainly not for the faint of heart. Although they can be expensive to purchase and make, they are seen as the pinnacle of potency in the weed smoking realm, and are the next rational step for those seeking a higher-octane experience. With that in mind, moon rocks, and their various offshoots, are sure to be a mainstay in the community for years to come.

Adam Parsons
Adam Parsons
Professional cannabis journalist, copywriter, and author Adam Parsons is a long-time staff member of Zamnesia. Tasked with covering a wide range of topics from CBD to psychedelics and everything in between, Adam creates blog posts, guides, and explores an ever-growing range of products.
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